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and a station in martinez not far from the shell oil refinery. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live in martinez to explain what this means for people living near the stations. alan? >> dan, when you live next to a refinery like this one there is always comfort in knowing you have a fire station in your neighborhood. but the clough is sures are being based on stations with the lowest number of calls, and that's why the one in this neighborhood could be shutdown. carol's home lies in the shadow of the shell refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department, but in case of a major catastrophe it would receive mutual aid from station 12 of the contra costa fire protection district. the mutual aid could end due to a lack of funding. >> i know which i am not happy about that. it is nice having a fire station across the street. >> it will impact response times to areas around the station as well as we are going to have to wait long for resources because they will be coming from further away and they require multiple fire engines. >> if station 12 is shutdown people living near the refiner
, clayton and a station in martinez not far from the shell oil refinery. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live in martinez to explain what this means for people living near the stations. alan? >> dan, when you live next to a refinery like this one there is always comfort in knowing you have a fire station in your neighborhood. but the clough is sures are being based on stations with the lowest number of calls, and that's why the one in this neighborhood could be shutdown. carol's home lies in the shadow of the shell refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department, but in case of a major catastrophe it would receive mutual aid from station 12 of the contra costa fire protection district. the mutual aid could end due to a lack of funding. >> i know which i am not happy about that. it is nice having a fire station across the street. >> it will impact response times to areas around the station as well as we are going to have to wait long for resources because they will be coming from further away and they require multiple fire engines. >> if station 12 is shutdown people liv
is live in martinez tonight. no one wants a fire station near their home to close. >> that is right. it's something else they're worried about, their insurance rates going up. the board acting as the fire district board supposed to make a decision on the stations. today, but late this afternoon, they decided they needed more information and have pushed back final votes until next week. >> garth lives a half mile from the fire station 16, the only one serving his neighborhood on the west side. lights have been off and sirens silent temporarily at station 16 due to a mold and rat problem. now, it could be closed permanently january 1. >> when you cut back on something like that, they've responded to a lot of things here. not having them here... it's disconcerting. >> with the failure of measure q, the supervisors must huf to close stations. the candidates include station 16 in lay fayette, number 12 on shell avenue in martinez, number four on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and number 11 on center avenue in clayton. >> this is going to leave clayton with no fire stations in the city. we'
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refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department in case of a major catastrophe it would receive aid from station 12 of the contra costa county district that could end due to lack of funding. >> i know, i'm not happy it is nice having the fire station across the street. >> going to impact response times to the areas around the station. >> reporter: if station 12 is shutdown, people living near the shell refinery would rely on a fire station in downtown martinez, it would add four minutes to response time. 12 with three ours could have been saved by a parcel tax measure that failed last month. supervisors were grappling with the decision to shutter four of the 28 stations. >> it is a difficult decision. we did say that we would listen to what the voters said. and they either would want us to continue the current service level or they would not approve it. unfortunately, it did not get the 2/3 it needed. >> reporter: many feel closures are inevitable because the district needs to shutdown two more stations by july of next year. the supervisors will vote to close the four st
that could happen. >> in addition to the station in martinez, the others earmarked for closure are in walnut creek, lafayette and clayton on center avenue. >> this is going to leave clayton with absolutely no fire stations in our city. >> the stations were marked by contra costa fire officials to save $10 million a year. officials warned that if a partial tax measure failed last month, this would happen, and the measure did fail. >> we're basically at a juncture now where we don't have an awful lot of options available to us. >> fire officials said they made their decision based on call volume of at each. firefighters say closing the station will increase response time. >> we'll have to reconsider our tactics, maybe not go in because when you -- when you go in to do an interior fire tack, you need to have the necessary backup on the outside. >> the supervisors asked the fire chief to come back with more information on specific stations and possible alternatives. >> it is most likely that there'll be some closure, whether that means full or partial closure, i think it's too early to tell. >>
on the chpping block. station 12 on shell avenue in martinez. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. officials have been debating these closures...and their impact this all afternoon. kron four's dan kerman has been inside that board meeting...and has the latest developments. this is fire station number 12 in martinez it's one of four stations on the chopping block >> this is not an easy choice not want to have to do but we're out of options. we will have to do the best we cannot even with the closure of these stations. >> the fire chief says closing these stations will lead to greater response times but he says over the last 4 years the fire district has seen a 32 million dollar drop in property tax revenue and the failure of a parcel tax at the ballot box means >> to try to find another resolution to keep the station open. >> but at a public hearing tuesday, mayors and residents of the communities to be impacted told the fire district board they must look at other options. >> this will leave
their safety tonight. fire station in creighton, lafayett lafayette, mav martinez walnut creek at risk of closing and as laura explains no one wants a fair stationary their home to close. >> i'm very concerned. >>reporter: he lives about half mail from cocoa fire station 16. the only one that serves his neighborhood in the heavily wooded west side of lafayette. the lights have been off and syrup silent temporarily at station 16 due to a mold and rat problem. but now it's one of 4 that could be permanently closed january 1st. >> when you start doing cut back and cut back on something like that, that has been here a long time, as long as i have been here and lake i said before they respond to a lot of things here. not having them here is a little disconcerting. >>reporter: with the failure measure 2 last month contra costa county supervisor must now mav to close stations. the candidate include station 16 in lafayette no. 12 on shell avenue martinez. number 4 on walnut correct and no. 11 on center avenue in clayton. >> this is going to leave clayton with absolutely no fire fire st
son: la de walnut creek... lafayette... clayton y martinez... ---los residentes de esas zonas han mostrado su preocupacion por estas clausuras... ---por cierto hoy en martinez se realizo una reunion comunitaria para analizar esta medida. topvo blanca ---esta tarde un incendio de 2 alarmas consumio parte de un edificio ubicado en la cuadra mil 500 de la calle page en el vecindario haight- ashbury de san frnacisco. --todos los habitantes del lugar lograron salir ilesos y las causas del siniestro, asi como el monto de los daÑos no se ha revelado. blanca ---varios manifestantes que apoyan la "desnudez" en las calles de san francisco, protestaron nuevamente por la decision de la mesa de supervisores de prohibir esta practica en publico. take vo ---justamente hoy los funcionarios emitieron su votacion final en torno a esta prohibcion que fue impulsada por el supervisor scott wiener. ---luego de la aprobacion... la desnudez en publico seria prohibida en san francisco a partir del uno de febrero del proximo aÑo. ---quienes apoyan la expresion del desnudo ya han presentado una demanda pa
is here with when a final decision could be made. >> this fire station on shell avenue in martinez is one of four stations in the county marked for closure. in a meeting that just wrapped up, the contra costa county board boar put off making a final vote. >> fire fires throughout the county came in on their day off to see if the contra costa county board of supervisors would vote to close four fire stations. people urged the board to spare the stations in their communities including this fire station situated blocks from the shell refinery. >> it's the first line of defense for us against the many mishaps that could happen. >> in addition to the station in martinez, the others earmarked for closure are in walnut creek on hawthorne driver, loafer, and clayton on center avenue. >> this will leave clayton with absolutely no fire stations in our city. >> the stations were marked by contra costa county fire officials to save $10 mall year. officials warn that if a park tax measure failed last month this would happen and the measure did fail. >> we're at a place now where we don't have an awful
on the chpping block. station 12 on shell avenue in martinez will be shutting down. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. officials have been debating these closures...and impact this all afternoon...kron four's dan kerman has been in that board meeting...and has the latest developments. >> after discussing this matter for most of the afternoon it looks like a contra costa fire protection district will delay a decision on weather or not to shut for down of the 28 stations. they need more information before they make this decision. declining revenues, increase in benefits, pensions mean that the district is not have as much money as it needs to have to keep all of these stations open. >> this is the last option we have we have exhausted all of our reserve funds, cutting costs, and trying to go to the public with a temporary tax measure and that did not pass. we are at a point for we cannot go any further. >> the district wants to look at other options in to get some questions answered and next t
in martinez today. the chief says closing the stations will lead to longer response times. he adds the failure of a parcel tax on the november ballot means that there are few option left. >> this is not an easy choice. it's not what we want to have to do. but we are out of options. and we're going to do the best we can to protect them even with the stations closed. >> a public hearing was held today where mayors and residents of the communities affected told the fire district board it must look at other options. the next meeting is scheduled for tuesday, december 11th. the board says at that point it would have to make a final decision on the face of the fire stations. >>> three firefighters who were hurt responding to a crash in the east bay are out of the hospital and back at home tonight. they were responding to a crash on highway 24 on sunday morning when an suv lost control on the road and hit them. the driver of the vehicle is still in critical condition. >>> a proposal to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office has been taken to committee for further study. the move comes a
through martinez. back over toward parts of the east bay. san francisco over to oakland a little heavier toward san rafael. looks like right there on the san rafael side of the richmond san rafael bridge. off the coast you can see right off the marin coast in san francisco there is a little bit stronger cells inching closer. it's not cold it's really mild. if you don't have rain cloudy conditions and foggy. there is a little low right there. that will give us enhancement here in the morning. look for cloudy skies and rain. just kind of a foggy rainy day. 60s on the temps. even the lows or upper 50s to near 60 for some. we won't see much of a change on the temperatures from lows to highs. the rain will end tonight. fog very, very thick. i think north bay, east bay out to the valley it will be a big issue here. it does look quieter. breezy. that should wipe out the fog. >>> right now the european markets are all trading higher this morning. overnight the asian markets closed with gains as well. after china's leaders -- shanghai composite jumped almost 3%. all the other markets finished the
bound on 68 coming from highway 4 in martinez. that is a rough ride. not a hot spot but certainly a slow rise the south bay freeways highway 85 to the west valley and 87 northbound from the on the valley as you head north toward downtown san jose. >> thank you george we're watching water on the bay area rivers that has been a concern especially on sunday we got close the flood level. the russian river over hills burn and burn bill about 10 ft. above flood stage. also the napa river those river levels are safe. also with coyote creek. we are so watching what happened incorte madero. we are watching closely what happens there when we get heavy rain. will tra hourthat this is our sole reporter is joining us. >> it does not take much to start getting nervous out here at the cree.creek. the crek gets plugged up and a lot of debris in the water causes most of the problems. this week in we did get close to flood stage. it was basically right at flood stage. so far we are well below that which is great news. that does not stop residents as you can see over here a lot of sandbags. as you said bac
stations in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette, and clayton, the city's only fire station. he says all cities within the district would be impacted. >> once we start taking any of those stations out of service, then having ten units at a fire is going to have a bigger impact come january than it would now if we had all of our companies in service. >> reporter: not to mention the closures would come during the holidays, when districts see an increase in chimney and house fires. the good news is there would be no layoffs involved in these closures. but the district does tell me if they can't find a financial solution next year, we could see two more closures. in martinez, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> there is some new action to try to end the costly eight-day strike at the ports of los angeles and long beach. after an overnight intervention by the mayor, both sides have agreed to bring in a federal mediator. cbs reporter randy paige with the latest on the negotiations. >> both parties have agreed to federal mediation and to a federal mediator. >> reporter: an exhausted mayor announced both
stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserve. >>> some other headlines around the bay on this wednesday. a decision on whether to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office sent to the public protection committee for further study. the committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for a final decision. >>> a big bag of marijuana was hauled out of a home that burned in san francisco. police also removed equipment for the growing operation there. the cause of the two-alarm fire in the haight-ashbury neighborhood unknown. nobody was hurt. >>> time now 5:09. protests continue to rock egypt's capital this morning. >> plus a rare appearance. the vote that drew former senator bob dole in a wheelchair there to washington, d.c. >> and the star is re
four five houses. the ones in walnut creek, clayton and martinez, will close after january 1. the 4th in lafayette is already closed. the county's top fire official says the loss of property taxes and a failed tacts measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserves. he says now an already understaffed agency will have to do even more with less. >>> the holidays are prime time for crooks trying to pass counterfeit bills. the clues to look for if you suspect a fake. >> plus, the medical breakthrough making it easier for couples to conceive. >>> then iced out. dozens of hockey games lost. how local businesses are losing out in the nhl lockout. >> and remember, you can track the rain anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. to reach a deal that would e this year's hockey season. ready done. >>> negotiations resumed today between nhl owners and players hoping to reach a deal to save the hockey season. but a lot of damage is done. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez in san jose with a look at how the lockout is costing the downtown busin
martinez dice quÉ es artecho y a quienes ayudan. >>> bueno, me llamo lourdes vivo acÁ, en lima perÚ. bienvenidos a mi hogar, a mi, este es todo para mÍ. >>> luz estÁ orgullosa de enseÑar su casa de madera, es pequeÑa, pero no se cuela la llovizna en invierno y es fresca en verano. >>> recuerda como si fuera iyer los dÍas en que la construyÓ con estudiantes de techo para mi paÍs. >>> sÍ, es pequeÑa, es verdad pero tiene la sala, el dormitorio, y tiene piscina, lo siento asÍ, es el indicio que me dierion, la esperanza en la zona. >>> es lÍder en su comunidad, y transmite autoestima a familias pobres a las que capacitan en oficios para consÉguir empleos. >>> me llena de orgullo tener una de 7 maravillas en el mundo, pero no debe alejarlos de la realidad. >>> los jÓvenes buscan los fondos, y buscan a familias necesitadas, y construyen casas con sus propias manos. >>> nay que tener barro para saber de quÉ se trata la pobreza, conocer, compartir, almorzar, conversar, cargar madera, ser barrida en el asentamiento, y se da cuenta que tiene demasiadas oportunidad para compartir
, clayton, martinez and lafayette. if approved, the closures will go into effect january 1. it comes after the district burned through its cash reserves because of a loss of property taxes in that failed tax measure on the november ballot. the county's top fire officials say they will have to do even more now with less. >> we should have roughly 600 firefighters on our staff. currently we have roughly 250. so we're only at about 44%. so any further degrading or reduction of our service just puts us further behind the power curve. >> contra costa fire district serving some 600,000 people over 300 square miles. more stations could close this summer, as well. >>> in other headlines around the bay, a proposal to buy a drone from the alameda county sheriff's office was sent to the public protection committee for further study. it's expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for final approval. >>> san francisco police hauled a load of marijuana and pot growing equipment out of the house that burned in the haight-
in martinez is one of the four stations on the chopping block. the fire chief says closing the stations will lead to long are response times. as the failure on of them are valid there are few options left--as the failure of the proposition on the november bund ballots. >> the next meeting is set for december 11th. at that point the board will make a final decision on the fate of those four fire stations. >> 3 firefighters were heard responding to a traffic accident in the east bay are out of the hospital and back at home this morning. orinda fire capt michael rattaaey the firefighters kelly morris and a firefighter named steve rogness or spun into a crash on highway 24 in orlando sunday morning when n s u b lost control and ran sacked the road and hit them. the three firefighters are back in recovery. >> watching what is happening in washington president obama is meeting with washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. the automatic government spending cuts that will kick in. republicans and the white house sent to have finally found some common ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue a
are in martinez, la fayette, la fayette and clayton -- walnut creek and clayton. >>> a los angeles area firehouse is under fire this morning for letting an exercise company shoot a rather raycy video inside the station. ♪ >> the video shows a scantily- clad woman dancing around with a hula-hoop inside a fire station in venice. fire officials are investigating why the station allowed the filming. the station was in trouble last year for allowing fire trucks to be used in a porn movie. >>> 7:20. well, mark your calendar if you love music. organizers of the lands festival just announced the dates for next year. ♪ >> that's stevie wonder. 2013 festival will be held august 9th through august 11th at golden gate park. organizers have not told us yet who will be performing next year. last year's headliners including stevie wonder, neil young. also meatal law. big show -- also, metallica. big show out there. >>> 7:21. we continue our stormwatch coverage. meteorologist, steve paulson, is tracking the storm. he will tell us which parts of the bay area will get the most rain. he's coming back. scutaro!
are in martinez walnut creek and west lay fayette. no firefighters will lose their jobs?Úñ and and a parcel tax for fire services on the ballot. >> they're going to have a deal yai. you never know when you have an emergency what time of the day or night. and it could mean the difference between five minutes and 10 minutes. it's for a fire, meaning a larger fire, and for life saving measures could mean life, or death. >> in clayton, abc 7 news. >> investigators looking into the cause of a fire in petaluma. >> sky 7 is above the scene, you can see crews trying to fight the flames there this, fire started about 3:30 this morning in a large home in a rural area. took crews about two hours to get it contained. it appears everybody did get out safely. >> game wardens shot and killed two mountain lion cubs near downtown half moon bay. the sheriff's office reported responded to a report of a lion in the 800 block of carrera street. the wardens tried to move them towards a ranch state park but the lions were back on the street next day. the wardens shot them. out of concern for public safety. the cubs w
, walnut creek, clayton and martinez. fires say closures would affect response times to areas around the stations. many people the closures are inevitable because the district feeds to shutdown two stations by next july to save money -- one to two stations will need to be closed by july 2014 >> you don't have to get a badge to be a crime fighter in san francisco. new program by the police department is counting on the public and social media to solve cases it is called the line-up. each week a piece of surveillance video is featured with the hope that someone looking in will recognize a criminal. this week's offering shows a stun gun assault on polk street caught last month. we have a link to the san francisco police website at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> verizon wants to know more about what you do in your living room. >> here's jane king. >>> watch for changes in job benefits, companies considering dropping health insurance for millions because by 2014 it may be cheaper to pay government fines under the new law. the study indicates the majority will continue to offer healt
ayotte. ted cruz from texas. >> bret: susana martinez. >> exactly. a loa lot -- long and inspiring list of the few leaders with ide log call energy and intellectual depth. economassuming our economy is sl around is going to mark an open seat. since 5953. with -- 1953, one party held the white house for two term, they have been kicked out. the one exception is reagan reagan-bush. calendar of history is you get two terms. the other guy will come in. this is a prize and it will bring out, i think, the best young leaders. >> bret: right now, people are tired of the election. but about the messaging and from the speeches did you hear a framing of a new conservative message? >> yes. in a sense the return to old conservative message. but i expect to hear reform conservative a bit in the coming years. what sets apart the people that charles mentioned, particularly these two fellows is the fact that they came to washington -- they ran for office to do something and get stuff done. the republican party have people to run for office to hold the office. tracking of governor or senator. that's not w
to close four fire stations. if approved, stations in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures, saying a loss of property taxes and a failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserves. >>> a decision on whether to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office was sent to the public protection committee for further study. it's expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for a final decision. >>> and big bags of marijuana were hauled out of the victorian house that burned in san francisco. police also removed equipment for the growing plagues. the cause of the two-alarm fire in the haight-ashbury neighborhood is unknown. no one was injured. time now 6:10. >>> fiscal frustration. why a compromise on capitol hill looks more impossible every day. >> hundreds of thousands protesting at the egypt presidential palace. >> and the millionaire fugitive p
. fire station no. 12 in martinez is one of the four stations on the chopping block. the fire chief says, closing the stations will lead to lower response times but adds, the failure of a partial tax on the november ballot mayes said there are few options left. the next board meeting is scheduled for tuesday december they levitt. the board says, at that point, it would have to make a final decision on the fate of the four fire stations periods >> there is 26 days until the fiscal cliff. the expiration of the bush tax cuts for all americans, and automatic government spending cuts that will kick in and republicans and the white house seem to have found some common ground. both sides are green that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending are key elements of the deal. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for wealthier americans and the white house may be on accepting a greater spending cut for medicare. >> we will be right back as kron 4 news continues. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you
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